Pennsylvania Justices' Law Reporter; Containing Cases Decided in the Courts of the Several Counties of Pennsylvania, Affecting Justices of the Peace, Aldermen, Magistrates, Burgesses, and Other County and Township Officials, Volume 1

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A. R. Place., 1902 - Local government
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Page 40 - Absolute safety is unattainable, and employers are not insurers. They are liable for the consequences, not of danger, but of negligence; and the unbending test of negligence in methods, machinery, and appliances is the ordinary usage of the business.
Page 270 - It is settled that, within constitutional limits not exactly determined, the Legislature may change the common law as to nuisances, and may move the line either way, so as to make things nuisances which were not so, or to make things lawful which were nuisances, although by so doing it affects the use or value of property.
Page 258 - ... as may be provided by law. Warrants shall be returnable forthwith, and every summons shall be returnable in not less than five, nor more than eight days from the date thereof, and upon such return the like proceedings shall be had in all cases as are or may be directed by law in relation to 'summary convictions or proceedings for the recovery of penalties before justices of the peace, with the same right of appeal from any final judgment entered therein.
Page 62 - That he has assigned, removed or disposed of, or is about to dispose of, any of his property, with the intent to defraud his creditors; or 4. That the defendant fraudulently contracted the debt or incurred the obligation, respecting which such suit is brought.
Page 271 - That any ordinance or part of ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed, so far as the same affects this ordinance.
Page 274 - Much must necessarily be left to the discretion of the municipal authorities, and their acts will not be judicially interfered with unless they are manifestly unreasonable and oppressive, or unwarrantably invade private rights, or clearly transcend the powers granted to them...
Page 109 - That in all cases of summary conviction in this Commonwealth, before a magistrate or court not of record, either party may, within five days after such conviction, appeal to the Court of Quarter Sessions of the county in which such magistrate shall reside, or court not of record shall be held, upon allowance of the said Court of Quarter Sessions, or any judge thereof, upon cause shown...
Page 24 - By handing a true and attested copy thereof, at his place of residence, to an adult member of the family...
Page 211 - County officers shall be elected at the general elections and shall hold their offices for the term of three years, beginning on the first Monday of January next after their election, and until their successors shall be duly qualified; all vacancies not otherwise provided for shall be filled in such manner as may be provided by law.
Page 52 - That the justices of the peace of the several counties of the Commonwealth, and the aldermen of the City of Philadelphia, shall have jurisdiction of actions of trover and conversion, and of actions of trespass brought for the recovery of damages for injury done or committed on real and personal estate, in all cases where the value of the property claimed, or the damage alleged to have been sustained, shall not exceed one hundred dollars.

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